Al Gore infamously compared people who correct the record on “climate change” to people who “still believe that the moon landing was staged on a movie lot.”

That was news to the space pioneers who successfully landed 12 Americans on the moon.

Dr. Harrison Schmitt is a geologist who walked on the moon during Apollo 17, the last Apollo mission.

A New York Times reporter challenged him on global warming and got more than he bargained for.

Marc Morano posted details at CFACT’s Climate Depot:

NYT: I’d love to know if you see any irony in your views on people who denied man walking on the moon vs. your views on climate change.

Dr. Schmitt: I see no irony at all. I’m a geologist. I know the Earth is not nearly as fragile as  we tend to think it is. It has gone through climate change, it is going through climate change at the present time. The only question is, is there any evidence that human beings are causing that change? Right now, in my profession, there is no evidence.

I, as a scientist, expect to have people question orthodoxy. And we always used to do that. Now, unfortunately, funding by governments, particularly the U.S. government, is biasing science toward what the government wants to hear. That’s a very dangerous thing that’s happening in science today, and it’s not just in climate. I see it in my own lunar research.

If NASA’s interested in a particular conclusion, then that’s the way the proposals come in for funding. So it’s a very, very serious issue, and I hope the science writers in this room will start to dig deeply into whether or not science has been corrupted by the source of funds that are now driving what people are doing in research, and what their conclusions are.

A few years back, 49 astronauts and space veterans, including seven Apollo astronauts and two former directors of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, sent a strongly worded letter to NASA about global warming.  They asked America’s space agency to “refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject. At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA’s current or former scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself.”

Global warming campaigners like to slander those who question their dogma as “Flat Earthers,” and “deniers.”  America’s Apollo astronauts and space pioneers are among the most highly trained and carefully selected champions of science in human history.

Flat Earthers?  Moon landing deniers?  Check with the team who planted America’s flag on the moon.  They saw the curvature of the Earth from a unique vantage point.  They left their footprints in the lunar soil.  Their credibility is undeniable.

The folks who craft faulty climate computer models?  Not so much.


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  • Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.